Calvin Summers and Ethan Hobbs have been best friends since childhood, but somewhere along the line, their friendship evolved into something more. With the Therian Youth Center bombing, Calvin realizes just how short life can be and no longer keeps his feelings for his best friend a secret. Unfortunately, change is difficult for Ethan; most days he does well to deal with his Selective Mutism and Social Anxiety. Calvin’s confession adds a new struggle for Ethan, one he fears might cost him the friendship that’s been his whole world for as long as he can remember.
As partners and Defense Agents at the THIRDS, being on Destructive Delta is tough at the best of times, but between call-outs and life-threatening situations, Calvin and Ethan not only face traversing the challenges of their job, but also working toward a future as more than friends.
All right. We’re back on track in Catch a Tiger by the Tail. Calvin and Hobbes’s story was sweet and fun and eye opening about our two quietest guys. There is a lot going on in this story as TIN is now kicking the whole team’s butts. Seb is back in good graces with everyone but Hudson. And Dex and Sloane are moving in together.
Sparks becomes a major player in this book. She’s in charge of Destructive Delta’s training and she pushes them to their upmost limits. I love the outfits Cochet puts her in. She’s one bad ass Therian.
However, Sparks coming to the fore seems to have pushed Tony to the back and I have a major problem with it. Sarge Tony Maddock would not take a backseat to his team almost being killed in the last book and being trained as TIN operatives in this one. And yet not once does the team talk to him about it and when they train, he is nowhere in sight. That is so un-Tony that it makes no sense.
Unfortunately we are beginning to see some storyline inconsistencies. In the recent release of THIRDS: Beyond the Books Volume 1, there were several short stories and in one of them we find out that Tony not only knew of Shultzon when Dex’s parents were alive, but he KNEW where Gina hid the chip and what Shultzon was capable of. And by the end of that story, we know where that chip went. And a couple stories later, with who that chip ended up.
So why hasn’t Tony done something about it before now? Though I can see why he has Sloane and Ash on his team.
As the chip filled with information is a huge part of the next book Smoke & Mirrors, that’s a huge plot point. Tony would never intentionally put his boys in harm’s way outside their basic job.
Best scene in the book: When Hobbes researches a certain kink and the entire team comes in to pitch in their ideas, thoughts, and help. Especially Cael and Sparks. That part had me laughing out loud.
If it weren’t for the Tony/Dex’s past issue, it would have gotten 5 stars, but that part bothered me so it took it down to 4.